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Kno now an Acquisition of Intel

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As the popularity of e-learning is increasing by the day, many companies around the world are trying to help out the online learning sector in any way possible. Just recently, Intel announced that they have acquired Kno, a company that provides a platform for e-textbooks and software for education.

According to Intel, this acquisition will aid a planned effort by Intel Education to build an environment or network of hardware, digital and software content, which is especially designed to aid students in the learning process while also providing tools to educators to efficiently incorporate technology into day to day classrooms.

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The vice president sales and marketing group, at Intel Corporation John Galvin said The acquisition boosts Intel’s global digital content library to more than 225,000 higher education and K-12 titles through existing partnerships with 75 educational publishers. Even more, the Kno platform provides administrators and teachers with the tools they need to easily assign, manage and monitor their digital learning content and assessments … We’re looking forward to combining our expertise with Kno’s rich content so that together, we can help teachers create classroom environments and personalized learning experiences that lead to student success. (Source: goo.gl/2mwwhQ)

Kno also provides a platform for educators and administrators, with tools to manage, allocate and supervise, the initiative taken for digital learning. John Galvin also added that Intel is keen to combine their existing expertise with the rich content Kno has to offer. According to them, this will assist teachers to construct an environment like a classroom and also add a personal touch to learning experiences so that students can succeed.

The apps that Kno provides are accessible to many operating systems like Android, iPad, Windows 7 & 8. The e-books they offer also help teachers, share information, gauge the progress made by students, and get more involved in its content. Intel adds that the e-books will remain the same but will only become ‘smarter’. Also, the e-books will improve in quality as the entire Kno team, excepting the CEO, will be joining Intel. It has also been heard that Intel, the world’s biggest ‘chipmaker’ will mostly work on hardware but nothing has been confirmed yet.

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Education system and its evolution in present age

That education has revealed a new face to the world is a widely accepted fact amongst educationists and enthusiasts. Academics has been given a new a façade to help students of the modern age cope up with the fast paced and extensive needs of the professional world. The ongoing trends of the recent era reveal the acceptance of digital learning methods that are flexible and are encouraging a larger mass to participate in such collaborative courses. Today’s scenario unveils the emergence of a learning platform that considers the limitations of the much demanding professional world.

Earlier it was more of a challenging task to comply with the professional demands and continue with studies. Courses that follow the new regimes of learning are smarter and ensure that professionals get the space to add yet another degree to their list of pre-owned credentials.

The evolution of the educational system has marked a stark difference in the lives of enthusiasts who can now aim for better career opportunities with vocational degrees certifying the latter’s proficiency in key fields. Today’s distance or digital learning mode relies upon the digital world for a global understanding of current phenomenon prevailing in different industries.

Professionals eyeing for an edge over different vocational areas primarily seek distance learning programs for career enrichment. Householders can now stay back at home to secure future employment prospects. In fact an academic enthusiast who has to encounter financial constraints in his/her daily life can pursue the affordable distance learning courses for wider knowledge gathering and career up-gradation.

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